Well, there are a couple of things in that interview that I would question. But most of all, what would you expect him to say about himself in a formal interview?
No doubt there are. Funny how you doubt he was being truthful. As I said before "I understand Ueshiba"
An honourable man. A straightforward man. A very aware man. A man of dignity. A man of budo who realized true budo is love. A spiritual man.
When questioning results in understanding there is no more question.
Anyway, just me, understanding the man, quoting the man, showing an example of behaviour given by the man, an example ridiculed earlier. But hey, believe what you want.